Julian Critchley writes about the Admirable Carrington

  • Carrington: A Life and a Policy by Patrick Cosgrave
    Dent, 182 pp, £10.95, October 1985, ISBN 0 460 04691 8
  • Thatcher: The First Term by Patrick Cosgrave
    Bodley Head, 240 pp, £9.95, June 1985, ISBN 0 370 30602 3
  • Viva Britannia: Mrs Thatcher’s Britain by Paolo Filo della Torre
    Sidgwick, 101 pp, £9.95, October 1985, ISBN 0 283 99143 7

Patrick Cosgrave is a well-known political journalist who has been within and without the Conservative Party for many years. He has played Boswell to Margaret Thatcher’s Johnson, having come in from the cold, as it were, of the Heath years. He has now written a book about Peter Carrington, who resigned, of course, as Foreign Minister after the Argentines invaded the Falklands in April 1982. The book may sell: but not to Lord Carrington.

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